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A message from Matt Dunkley CBE:

18 July 2018 weekly update

18 July 2018

In the last e-bulletin of the school year, we have a thank you message from Matt Dunkley.

Dear Colleagues

As we arrive at the end of another school year, I would like to thank you for your ongoing hard work and the progress achieved in continuing to deliver better education and support to make Kent a county that works for all children.

There are more children going to a good or outstanding school now than this time last year, because of your hard work and the partnership between schools and KCC to support school improvement. Improving the achievement, welfare, safety and life chances of all children and young people that we are collectively responsible for is the most important thing we can do, and all the positive differences we make matter for many years to come.

This is the time of year when we say goodbye to a number of colleagues. I would like to thank all those Headteachers and other senior leaders who are retiring, or moving on to new posts, for all their hard work to improve education in Kent and for the strong legacy they leave behind.

I have very much enjoyed meeting many of you at Briefing meetings, KAH meetings and on visits to schools this year. Thank you all for your warm welcome to me since I started in November.

I hope you, your staff and pupils have a relaxing and well-earned summer break. My colleagues and I look forward to working with you in the coming year.

Matt Dunkley
Corporate Director
Children, Young People and Education